Susan M 4

Schenectady | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (75)
90
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Resonant, Relevant, Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Just see it. Delightful story. Amazingly talented cast.

Don't see it if you can't laugh at human foibles.

92
Resonant, Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you loved the book, but always wondered what Calpurnia and Tom had to say. Also, the acting and staging are exceptional.

Don't see it if you don't want to see an updated text.

95
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Funny, Clever

See it if you are interested in the Constitution... especially how it has been recently twisted and how it has historically ignored women.

Don't see it if you are pro-life

78
Relevant, Great writing, Disappointing

See it if you want to see Glenda Jackson perform ... she was terrific. The Philip Glass music was terrific.

Don't see it if you don't really love King Lear ... it was ok.

87
During previews
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you like an updated Shakespeare with R&B music and fabulous acting. Danielle Brooks, Grantham Coleman, and Chuck Cooper were amazing.

Don't see it if you don't like to sit outdoors. Is a long play ... almost 3 hours.

90
During previews
Relevant, Intelligent, Funny, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you are interested in politics and how personality creates a candidate. The acting and writing is brilliant.

Don't see it if you don't care about political campaign strategy.

87
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Hilarious, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you've never seen it. Or if you saw it years ago.

Don't see it if you are homophobic.

93
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Edgy, Great acting, Great staging, Great set, Intelligent

See it if you love intelligent staging and directing. Fabulous acting. Amazing set. Amazing director.

Don't see it if you don't want to think

93
Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a well written play performed by an all star cast. Every actor was brilliant.

Don't see it if the scenes with Gladys are funny ... till they're not. Alzheimer's is portrayed honestly. May hit too close to home for some.

94
Great acting, Great writing, Edgy, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You like witty dialogue and an intriguing story. Good commentary on news vs fake news.

Don't see it if You don't want to listen ... really listen.

82
Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you enjoy a traditional musical. The boy who plays young C is fantastic. The show is fun.

Don't see it if you want a new, edgy, script.

100
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Funny, Great staging

See it if You want to see masterful acting by three amazing women. Clever set design that complements the witty dialogue.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of black comedy or you don't want to think.

92
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you want a hauntingly mesmerizing and softly humorous parallel layering of love stories and intertwining lives

Don't see it if you want that "typical Broadway show." No chorus girls, no tap numbers, but a blending of Israeli and Egyptian musical strains.

86
For a previous production
Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if You like free Shakespeare. The Public always does a great job. I especially enjoy the way they pull humor out of scenes.

Don't see it if Henry is played by a female ... although a gender neutral character. This may bother some. Huge chunks have been cut from the play ...

93
Great staging, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if you can. It's a magical experience blending the folk, the mythic, and the romantic. Wonderful set ... fabulous voices.

Don't see it if you don't like theater in the round.

91
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Great singing, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if you love Broadway. Fabulous singing. Each song was better than the one before. Tony Y's tap dance and the overture were astounding!

Don't see it if you are looking for a storyline. There isn't much of a plot. But, who cares?

86
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You enjoy Noel Coward and great acting by an incredible cast.

Don't see it if It closes tomorrow ... go if you can. Otherwise, you won't get a chance.

95
Great acting, Funny, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you love great acting. All 4 actors are phenomenal. Answers those questions about what happened after Nora walked out. A lot to think about.

Don't see it if you insist on realism. The dress is 1900s, the furniture, postures, language very modern. It worked for me, but it's not for everyone.

90
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy, Relevant

See it if You love Shakespeare and outdoor theatre. Brilliant connections to Trump and the current resistance. Cassius comes off more heroic.

Don't see it if You are a fan of Trump. Once Caesar is assassinated, the modern parallels blur and falter, but the acting is still great.

90
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a great cast explore teen suicide and related problems. It's very funny also.

Don't see it if You want dance numbers and a huge chorus.

85
Dizzying, Great singing, Raunchy, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if The voices are fabulous and the orchestra was wonderful. The staging was interesting. I didn't love the music or the story.

Don't see it if you have epilepsy or an aversion to strobe lights or bright lights shining in your eyes.

96
Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if You like August Wilson. Great cast. Fantastic set.

Don't see it if you want a simple fluffy plot.

100
The Fantasticks
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if you've never seen the show. Also see it to be swept up in the magic.

Don't see it if you don't like sentimental, magical stories.

100
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you love good dialogue and an intelligent conflict.

Don't see it if you want to see a light heated comedy

93
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You enjoy a good laugh and some witty dialogue

Don't see it if You don't want to listen ... really listen to the dialogue.

83
Relevant, Masterful, Great staging, Edgy, Great singing

See it if you love David Byrne and/or Talking Heads. Also, it pushes the boundary on what defines theatre.

Don't see it if You want a typical Broadway show with a developed story line.

92
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want to see two great actors perform a masterful script.

Don't see it if you want to see a musical

85
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Funny

See it if you enjoy clever wordplay. The play within a play, “Juliet’s Curse,” is hilarious. Roommate Jeff steals the show with his Act 2 number.

Don't see it if you didn't care for the movie.

83
Great dancing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see one of the best ensembles perform It's Too Darn Hot. James Lane & Corbin Bleu are both phenomenal performers and dancers.

Don't see it if you want a great performance of Brush Up Your Shakespeare ... it was boring. I didn't think that was even possible.

90
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy musicals with clever staging, costuming, and choreography

Don't see it if you can't follow a storyline with multiple characters.

82
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you enjoy a new twist on old themes. High energy look at high school angst.

Don't see it if you don't like shows about teenagers

94
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you love a smart play that is well written and has great acting, directing, scenery. The children are magnificent and the adults are too.

Don't see it if you can't listen ... really listen.

98
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you love a good old fashioned musical ... great choreography/dancing, brilliant comedy, terrific acting- singing- dancing.

Don't see it if you are homophobic

92
Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Funny, Relevant

See it if you are interested in understanding why Black lives matter and what white privilege is. Also, Kerry Washington is amazing!

Don't see it if you don't think Black Lives Matter.

88
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy light fun entertainment with a great soundtrack.

Don't see it if you can't follow Shakespeare or are homophobic.

70
Disappointing

See it if you can get a ticket. Shakespeare in the Park is still a great experience.

Don't see it if you want an edgy tragedy. The characters aren't as believable as they need to be ... Claudio was great. The others were meh.

75
Great singing, Great costumes, Great scenery, Great band

See it if The costumes and scenery were quite clever. Great energy. Fabulous tap number.

Don't see it if The show was silly. I didn't enjoy the songs or the choreography.

71
Great singing, Fluffy, Great staging, Funny

See it if You are a Parrothead. The singing is excellent. The songs are enjoyable. Some clever one liners. Great dancers.

Don't see it if You want a good story. First act was better than the second. The story only exists to cue the next song. But the show was a nice concert.

86
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Funny, Great acting

See it if You haven't seen it yet. It's SO much better than the movie ... not as dark.

Don't see it if there is no reason not to see it.

90
For a previous production
Great staging, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if You love slapstick. I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. Physical comedy at its finest.

Don't see it if You hate physical comedy and slapstick humor.

91
Great staging, Great singing, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if You want to see Annaleigh Ashford give a genius comic performance. The scenery is dreamy. The costumes are fresh. The music was terrific.

Don't see it if You can't get a ticket.

80
Bandstand
Midtown W
Great staging, Fabulous dancing, Great singing

See it if you love interesting dancing and creative stage movement. The set is fascinating also. Great singing.

Don't see it if you want a strong plot. The book and the music were okay.

80
Great staging, Clever, Raunchy, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if The "magical" illusions are fabulous. Lots of trickery to get Phil Connors back in the bed every single time! Lots of other clever staging.

Don't see it if You like songs that get stuck in your head. Or a story that pulls you in.

100
Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if Just see it. It lives up to the hype ... Bette Midler was born to play Dolly. David Hyde Pierce was also fabulous. Costumes! Dancing! Sets!

Don't see it if you can't get a ticket.

100
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Funny, Relevant

See it if You love Arthur Miller. Great acting. Great writing. Great theme.

Don't see it if You don't want to listen ... really listen to the dialog.

100
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You want a feel good show ... with some depth underneath. So relevant for today. When the going gets tough, we shine - so do the Canadians.

Don't see it if You’re not a big fan of Celtic influenced music. But, actually, everyone should see this show.

100
Falsettos
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see some great acting and singing. Every member of the cast deserves a Tony.

Don't see it if You are homophobic.

100
Great singing, Riveting, Great acting

See it if you want to see an old show in a new light

Don't see it if you want to see a comedy

90
Great singing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You love to see revivals ... with a great new take on an old classic

Don't see it if You don't want anyone to change any piece of the original show.

85
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you need a good laugh

Don't see it if you want a riveting story line